After New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge’s solo shot tied the single-season record for home runs by a team on Friday, infielder Gleyber Torres helped the Yankees break the record on Saturday.
In the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox, Torres drilled a two-run shot off Eduardo Rodriguez and the Yankees set a single-season record with their 265th home run of the season.
265 dingers … and counting. pic.twitter.com/MhNXvnYbZS
— MLB (@MLB) September 29, 2018
New York’s achievement comes in a year where Judge missed nearly two months with an injury, Giancarlo Stanton slumped to begin the season and Gary Sanchez has posted a sub-.200 batting average.
After setting the MLB record this season, it’s reasonable to think a healthy and more consistent lineup next year could see New York break its own single-season home run record in 2019.